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Steve Harvey sorry for jokes about Asian men

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/17/2017
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017, file photo, comedian Steve Harvey arrives in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. Harvey apologized on Jan. 17, 2017 for “offending anyone” with jokes targeting Asian men during his syndicated television chat show earlier this month. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2017, file photo, comedian Steve Harvey arrives in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. Harvey apologized on Jan. 17, 2017 for “offending anyone” with jokes targeting Asian men during his syndicated television chat show earlier this month. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Steve Harvey has apologized for "offending anyone" with jokes targeting Asian men during his syndicated television chat show earlier this month.

Harvey mocked a 2002 book titled, "How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men" during an episode aired on Jan. 6. He joked that neither white nor black women had any interest in Asian men.

In a message posted on Twitter on Tuesday , Harvey offered his "humblest apology for offending anyone, particularly those in the Asian community." He says the jokes were meant to be humorous and no "malice or disrespect" was intended.

The comments prompted Asian-American author and restaurateur Eddie Huang to write an op-ed for The New York Times last week titled, "Hey, Steve Harvey, Who Says I Might Not Steal Your Girl?"

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